John Pullinger

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John James Pullinger, CB (born 1 June 1959)[1] is the Librarian of the House of Commons[2] and the President (2013-4) of the Royal Statistical Society.[3] John has been appointed as Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, National Statistician and Permanent Secretary. He will take up this role in July 2014.

He was educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, the University of Exeter and Harvard Business School.[3]

He was a statistician in the Central Statistical Office and the Office for National Statistics, finally Director of Social Statistics, 1980-2004, before becoming the Librarian.[3]


  1. ^ Who's Who
  2. ^ "John Pullinger - Director General, Information Services". Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "New president takes over". RSS News 41 (1) (Royal Statistical Society). February 2013. pp. 1 & 3.